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making an minecraft server with raspberry pi

can i make a simple minecraft server to play with some friends using an raspberry pi 2 model b

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yes you can but it cant handle many players maybe around 5

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Depends on how many "some" friends is. If you have one lying around just go for it and see if the performance is where you want it I'd say.

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2 minutes ago, mahyar said:

yes you can but it cant handle many players maybe around 5

No way you'll handle 5 players on a Pi 2... my friend did it with Spigot (already a pretty well optimised piece of server software) on a Pi 4 (much faster than a Pi 2) and it was lagging out with 4 players

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3 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

No way you'll handle 5 players on a Pi 2... my friend did it with Spigot (already a pretty well optimised piece of server software) on a Pi 4 (much faster than a Pi 2) and it was lagging out with 4 players

i played minecraft iin an raspberry pi 2 for around 2 months with aroud 10-15 fps on minimum graphics possible

so why i cant setup a server for 3-4 friends

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4 minutes ago, AGENT_PRIME_YT said:

i played minecraft iin an raspberry pi 2 for around 2 months with aroud 10-15 fps on minimum graphics possible

so why i cant setup a server for 3-4 friends

Well, do you want all your players to have 3fps on minimum graphics?

 

Not that any of this is relevant at all, because the server workload is rather different to the client workload

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Would agree with @pythonmegapixel as the Pi would handle all of that data from all of the devices. In a nutshell, you'd flood that Pi.

 

Probably an old PC would be better suited, tho.

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I mean, what's the point of asking this question you know. If you have a Pi, you might as well set it up and try it, and if it's performance is not satisfactory you could do things like reducing the render distance and other good stuff.

 

So just trying it out and asking how to improve the performance on a low spec machine would've been a better question tbh.

 

4 hours ago, AGENT_PRIME_YT said:

can i make a simple minecraft server to play with some friends using an raspberry pi 2 model b

Simply, yes. Would it be playable? it's for you to try and figure out.

Don't use vanilla and use something more optimised (Paper?), and also change the server.properties to be a bit more practical.

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Paper server can probably handle two, *maybe* three players.

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6 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Paper server can probably handle two, *maybe* three players.

i am satisfied with playing 2 or 3 players

 

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You can do it and test if you can play or not, I think it would not be playable.

 

But, you need to know:

  1. Nat routing if you are using home internet to address the server. (commonly named, how to open ports)
  2. Some basics for linux command line usage.

Then I recommend to install a lightweight linux for Pi 2... Maybe arch linux or puppy (raspup), I never used a Pi 2. I use ubuntu mate on most of Pi 3 or 4, they say Mate is not recommended for Pi 2.

 

Considering a Vanilla server: (Not tested for Pi 2, but similar steps should be followed)

  1. Install java open-jdk 8 and open-jre 8 ARM versions (some times they recommend 7 for minecraft server, but 8 has better performance on my tests).
  2. I use forge server even if vanilla or modded server. So download forge 1.16.3 installer from official website (recommended 1.16.3 - 34.1.0).
  3. Create a folder for your minecraft server and place the forge-1.16.3-34.1.0-installer.jar inside that folder.
  4. Execute this command: java -jar forge-1.15.2-31.2.0-installer.jar --installServer
  5. Wait til finish, you have to configure server.properties (make sure you have the IP configured, LAN IP if home internet, make static ip instead dynamic), and accept EULA (eula.txt file)
  6. To run the server just run this command: java -Xmx1G -Xms1G -jar forge-1.16.3-34.1.0.jar nogui

Of course you can tweak a bit more, but this is a initial step to make sure if the server starts or not.

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